Cotton raises $526K in first 3 months of year


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has raised more than $526,000 during the first three months of the year.

Cotton’s campaign announced Monday that he has more than $560,000 cash on hand and no debt for a re-election bid next year. Cotton, an Army veteran and former management consultant, was elected last year to represent south Arkansas’ 4th District.

Cotton has been frequently mentioned as a potential challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, who is seeking a third term. No Republican has announced a bid yet for Pryor’s seat.

Cotton has not said whether he’s considering seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Pryor.